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The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised eight International conferences at various locations in the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 350 members.

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Palgrave series: Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters


Series Editor: Marilyn Gaull


Nineteenth-Century  Major Lives and Letters  presents  original
biographical, critical, and scholarly studies of  major literary works
and  public figures  in Great Britain, North America, and on the
European Continent during the Nineteenth Century.    The volumes in
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters  evoke the energies ,
achievements, contributions, cultural traditions, and the individuals who reflected and generated them during the Romantic and Victorian period. The topics:
critical, textual, and historical scholarship, literary and book
history, biography, cultural and comparative studies, critical theory,
the literature, art, architecture, science, politics, religion, music,
language, philosophy, aesthetics, law, publication, translation,
domestic and public life, popular culture, anything that influenced,
impinges upon, expresses or contributes to an understanding of the
authors, works and events of the Nineteenth Century.  The authors
include political figures, artists, scientists,  and cultural icons
from Blake to Hardy, Erasmus Darwin to Charles Darwin, Wordsworth to
Yeats, Coleridge and J. S. Mill, Joanna Baillie, Jane Austen, Sir
Walter Scott, Byron, Shelley, Keats to Dickens, Tennyson, George
Eliot, Browning, Hopkins, Lewis Carroll, Florence Nightingale, Rudyard
Kipling, and their contemporaries.


The series editor is Marilyn Gaull, PhD (Indiana University), FEA.. She has taught  at William and Mary, Temple University, New York University, and is Research Professor at the Editorial Institute at Boston University. She brings to the series
decades of experience as editor of books on nineteenth century
literature and culture. She is the founder and editor of The
Wordsworth Circle, author of English Romanticism: The Human Context,
of editions, essays, and reviews in journals and
lectures internationally on British Romanticism, folklore, and
narrative theory, intellectual history and history of science.